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Production Controller

Production Controller (BBBH14834) Stevenage, England

Salary: GBP24 - GBP26 per hour

My client is looking for a Production Controller to join on them on a 12 month contract. As a Production Controller, you will be responsible for the control of business unit/customer orders. This is achieved by efficient management and expedition of procured and manufactured items, as well as solely controlling the flow of work required to meet the delivery of a product to cost and schedule - using SAP

Role:  Production Controller
Pay: £26.00 per hour via Umbrella (Inside IR35)
Location: Stevenage, Herts
Contract: 12 months
Hours: 37 hours per week Monday – Friday (Onsite)
Security Clearance: BPSS

Job Profile

  • Load Customer Order demand into production and manage Work Order in SAP.
  • Ensure kits/works orders are released to AIT on time and expedite them to meet the planned delivery dates.
  • Input into and maintain Production Schedules.
  • Maintain the ‘live’ status of products in the AIT production flows with assistance of area team leaders and area managers
  • Support the manufacturing area manager with work centre forecasts from the company stock control/forecasting tool. Give visibility to the Production & Manufacturing Managers at the weekly operations reviews.
  • Regularly create and review the status of works orders in their ‘product’ remit.
  • Manage material supply issues to avoid potential delivery slippages.
  • Timely release of purchase requisitions.
  • Ensure full traceability for all products issued to manufacturing.
  • Monitor drawing release activity and adherence to production schedules. Report any delay, investigate impact/recovery and ensure project are charged for respective changes to schedule/effort.
  • Input and maintain production data required by the company stock control tool.
  • Effectively report status of product to core project and manufacturing teams.
  • Analyse and report potential impacts derived from the ‘Shortage Risk Reports’.
  • Propose solutions in the event of shortages.
  • Identify schedule recovery opportunities from changing production work flow.
  • Investigate customer orders on receipt and notify project management to any non-conformance i.e. requirement outside of nominal SAP lead-time/ direct charges budget etc.
  • Manage the transfer of materials to satisfy project/company demand, paying particular attention to ITAR/IPR & EEE items.
  • Fully support shipments from AIT in accordance with internal documentation.
  • Advise on kit issues/anomalies with the shop floor and ensure kits have been picked as identified on the ‘kit shortage report’.
  • Continuous self-development of the production scheduling tool and AIT processes, whilst networking with personnel throughout the AIT and Stevenage organisations
  • Clean room working will be part of the role

Skills/Experience Required

  • In depth experience with SAP.
  • Three years’ experience of working in a manufacturing environment within Aerospace/defence industries.
  • Three years’ experience using an MRP/ERP tool (preferably SAP).
  • Knowledge of how to interpret and update information on a Scheduling tool, preferably Primavera.
  • Able to work in volatile/high pressure environments to resolve material supply problems.
  • Able to prioritise workload effectively.
  • Experience with Bill of Material (BoM) management.
  • Confident to communicate clearly to all interfaces.
  • Can work on own initiative.
  • Progress chasing activities.
  • Reporting to internal & external customers.
  • Working within a Production Control team.


  • Manufacturing systems degree or other relevant qualification.
  • Primavera experience
  • Able to read engineering drawings.

Education & Training
Essential – Strong experience in a similar role
Must have knowledge of materials management with comprehensive knowledge of using a stock management tool plus have an understanding of Gantt charts and their application.

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Sarah Budd at Line Up Aviation
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